Toronto police responded to the report of a shooting in the Jane St & Falstaff Ave area on January 31st at approximately 9:16pm. Several callers reported automatic gunfire being heard.
Witnesses said a man was attempting to drive his car into the garage of an apartment building when he was shot at. As a result of the shooting, the victim’s vehicle rolled and hit the closed underground garage doors of an apartment building at 40 Falstaff Avenue.
Police and paramedics located the victim in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Toronto Police Homicide Section has now taken carriage of the investigation.
Information will be added as it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS
Update February 1st
The victim has been identified as Hashim Omar Hashi, 20, of Toronto. TPS said the suspect’s vehicle was seen fleeing the scene eastbound on Falstaff Avenue, was located fully engulfed in flames at Earl Bales Park.
Update February 6th
Toronto police investigation team has released video surveillance of the suspect(s) and suspect vehicle. View the video here.
No matter how insignificant the information may seem, all tips are important and could be key to the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.
Update February 16th
Toronto police said search warrants were executed and Emmanuel Missah, 24, of Toronto, was arrested on February 12th and charged with:
1. Accessory After The Fact to Murder
2. Fail to Comply Recognizance
Missah is scheduled to appear in court, Monday, March, 1, 2021, at 11 a.m.
On Saturday, February 13, 2021, Hassan Ali, 22, also known as Toronto rapper Top5 was arrested, in Windsor, and charged with:
1. Accessory After the Fact to Murder
2. Two counts of Fail to Comply Probation
3. Possess Schedule 1 Substance For Trafficking- Cocaine
4. Possess Schedule 1 Substance for Trafficking- Fentanyl
5. Possess Schedule 1 Substance for Trafficking- Oycodone
6. Possess Proceeds of Property or Thing Obtained by Crime Exceeding $5,000
He is scheduled to appear in court, at 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 9 a.m.